HAKKO, the world’s leading manufacturer of soldering, de-soldering, PCB rework and fume extraction equipment, has announced the launch of a brand new thermal wire stripper, designed to overcome all common problems associated with using mechanical strippers and hand tools.

The new thermal wire stripper, FT-802, will be on display at the WNIE show from the 18-19 September at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. To showcase the effective, clean-cutting capability of the FT-802, HAKKO will run a series of demonstrations throughout the event on their stand, located next to the hand soldering competition.

FT-802 is the latest version of HAKKO’s world-class thermal wire strippers that satisfies the demands of the military, medical and aerospace industries. The new model wire stripper ensures the precise, clean-cut removal of wire insulation, even through highly heat-resistant PTFE, with improved flexibility, allowing for tangle-free operation without any hassle. It is also a perfect solution for the stripping of insulation from single core wires.

Removing insulation from fine wires is a difficult task. The traditional way to remove insulation surrounding the wire would be to use mechanical strippers or even wire cutters, however, the huge downside of this is the potential damage that can affect the wiring. If executed incorrectly, damaged wire cores and cut strands present serious reliability issues that can result in broken connections caused by vibration, expansion, contraction, and other external factors. Conventional tools struggle to cut cleanly all the way through, often leaving behind whiskers of insulation or scratches on the wire. HAKKO’s state-of-the-art thermal wire strippers are highly accurate, safe and effective products for stress-free insulation removal from thick wires to even the most superfine wires. ESD safe and RoHS compliant, the HAKKO thermal wire strippers ensure a vastly superior, clean-cut removal of wire insulation using the appropriate heat to burn through the insulation material around the wiring with absolutely no damage to the internal cores.

HAKKO’s new FT-802 thermal wire stripper is designed for high quality precision, allowing for effective stripping of very fine AWG 38 with standard blades. Space-saving features include an integrated handpiece holder, with a blade storage holder and blade removal plate incorporated into the system itself. FT-802 has a high power output setting, that can reach up to 120% in parameter settings. The FT-802 also hosts a newly improved handpiece, the FT-8004, which is a modified version of the HAKKO FT-8002 handpiece. The comfortable, ergonomic grip ensures that this is a supremely versatile solution protecting even the finest wires and strands. The new handpiece now features a tweezer construction, allowing for even closer alignment and works in conjunction with a new series of G4 blades. The new G4 blades are sharper and the positioning of the heater in the handpiece allows for even greater thermal efficiency, for an even cleaner cut.

HAKKO’s Thermal Wire Strippers provide exceptional ease-of-use for the operator and settings can be locked with a password. The digital design enables the output temperature to suit the insulation material, which prevents problems such as the inability to strip wire in a single action and stops insulation from sticking to blades due to incorrect temperature. HAKKO’s wire stripping products are incredibly quick to heat up and feature a cutting-edge temperature control mechanism, which is second to none. HAKKO’s wide range of blades also provide customers with precise options for their application requirements, even for thicker wires. Blade replacement is now easier and safer with HAKKO’s purpose-designed blade replacement tool. Featuring a choice of three replacement blades for a wide range of wire gauges, there is no need to replace the entire handpiece every time a blade wears out.

HAKKO has built upon a tremendous reputation within Japan and are globally renowned for their reliable, high performance products, excellent customer service and capacity to satisfy industry demands for superior quality. The company looks forward to meeting visitors at the WNIE show and showcasing the beneficial properties of the FT-802 during the live demonstrations.

For further information about HAKKO, please visit www.hakko.co.uk.